The Ring - It has now been ten years since this film first terrified me. Luckily after multiple viewings it doesn't quite have the same hold....but I maintain that this is a solid horror film.
Drag Me to Hell - I absolutely love this outrageous flick...but I think next year I might have to skip it so I don't overdo it. Love it though!
Rear Window - Another one of Hitchcock's finest. He really knows how to create tension and the finale of this film may be the greatest example of that....nah....Psycho's ending still edges it out for me. But points for the creativity of the singular set....it's almost like a stage play.
The Birds - The characters and situations in this film are so complex. I love what the film has to say about human nature. The effects are a little dated but the scares are still there.
Dial M For Murder - This was the lone Hitchcock film that I hadn't really seen...or at least didn't really remember...and it didn't disappoint. Creepy and clever as always Hitch!
Poltergeist II - Too many times Hollywood finds it necessary to make an unnecessary horror sequel (see almost every popular horror film ever made, including many on this very list) This cheese fest is probably better unwatched!
The Amityville Horror - One of the first modern haunted house movies...and certainly a model for the trope today. It features many over the too moments and head scratching dialogue but it's still fun and has its tense moments.
28 days later - Unfortunately I was in and out of this one as I watched it very late in the night. I can't tell you too many specifics...but I thought the acting was great and the zombie attacks were stylistically unique.
Prometheus - I couldn't wait any longer to watch this film so I included it along with its predecessors during the month. It is borderline sci fi and horror so it counts right? I had pretty high expectations and enjoyed it...but sometimes those expectations are a killer.
Alien - The original film features one of the most iconic moments in film and that scene doesn't disappoint. Unfortunately the pacing of the rest of the film makes it kind of hard to truly embrace... I saw similar problems with Prometheus too...but I still enjoyed both.
Aliens - Far and away the best of the Alien films. The finale here is action packed an truly horrifying. Entertainment at its finest. James Cameron what happened to you?
The Cabin in the Woods - This clever film takes the horror genre apart in an ingenious way. Hilarious and horrifying at the same time. Still not sure if I am sold on the ending though!
Hocus Pocus - The Halloween film that never fails to take me back to my youth. I love it....it's just always a good time. And no film I can think of captures the feeling of being a kid on Halloween better than this one.
Beetlejuice - Another one I'll probably skip for next year, but absolutely love. It's the definition of Tim Burton and full of quirky and crazy humor and thrills. Bizarre and fun at the same time.
Well that ought to do it! I don't think I missed any! Goodbye Halloween....we'll have some more fun next year! And in the meantime you can expect a LOT of posts from me. I have a liebster from Amelia to write (look for it tomorrow,) my thoughts on the HUGE Star Wars news (POSSIBLY Monday), AND on Tuesday I will hold my own election you can vote on: best movie presidents! So stay tuned!!!